11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
John Mletschnig
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Location Name or Route: 
Main Days
Elevation: 
10500
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
200
Vertical: 
400
Comments: 

Ski-cut down the ridge at the top of Main Days just skiers right of a natural slide that occurred at some point during the storm and found it to still be very sensitive propagating surprisingly wide (size 2). The terrain was loaded and ran on a firm crust entraining a good bit of snow. Including the natural slide which this slide crown linked into about 2/3 of the Main Days / Cardiff ridge has slid into Main Days. The slab I triggered was fairly local to ridge level, extending about 50 feet down slope.

Sorry, poor vis. for a worthy photo.

Avalanche activity in steep terrain during the storm was widespread.

Coordinates: 
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